With her newest film, Joanna Hogg holds a mirror to her own experiences through Julie, a young woman navigating her ambitions, both emotional and professional, in The Souvenir. Mary Bolton dives into the film’s refracted elegance to uncover the danger and talents that lie within it.
“Sorry, I'm not articulating myself very well,” Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) apologises to her film professors. She is attempting to dictate why she is interested in making a feature-length film about a working cla...
THE LONE STAR STATE | Mary Bolton shares her daydream fantasy of setting up a brand new life – in Texas.
Essay on my desire to move to Texas
An essay on the use of time in Elaine May's Mikey and Nicky
A look of Casablanca's iconic romance and the art of letting go
Essay on how art and power are linked in Big Eyes, Colette, and The Wife
A personal essay on how the reality TV show Vanderpump Rules made me confront my emotions for Reel Honey's "Faves" issue.
#CriterionMonth “I Haven’t Done Anything Funny, Ray”: Reevaluating Frances McDormand’s Abby in the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple
A reevaluation of Frances McDormand's first on-screen performance in the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple (1984) as a part of Screen Queen's Criterion Month project.
Film criticism of Almost Famous' portrayal of authenticity and reinvention in the context of the relationship between Penny Lane and William Miller.
Essay on extramarital affairs, feminism, and power in A Royal Affair (2012) and The Duchess (2007)
A close-reading of the relationship Michael and Vito Corleone have to fatherhood in The Godfather Part II